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African Union to donate $350,000 for Cyclone Idai victims, UK $23.7 million

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The African Union Commission announced a $350,000 emergency fund for disaster mitigation after Cyclone Idai.

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According to a statement by the AU Commission Chairperson Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, the contribution is “in support of response efforts being made by the governments of the affected countries and the (Southern African Development Community) SADC secretariat”.

Mozambique, which is the hardest hit will receive $150,000 for Cyclone Idai recovery effors.

The UK is to provide an extra £12 million of support, including food, water and shelter, to the survivors of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced the new funding today (Wednesday) taking the UK’s additional support for victims of Cyclone Idai to £18 million.

Yesterday, over 7,500 emergency shelter kits and 100 family tents, all funded by UK aid, arrived in Mozambique for onward distribution to families who have had to flee their homes.

March 1, 2019


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